Online genealogy resources

Subscription databases.

Free access the these resources is only available on the genealogy computers at Porirua City Centre library.

Free New Zealand Online Resources

  • Papers Past (NZ government website with full-text searchable digitised NZ newspapers)
  • Whakapapa Club (Maori genealogy website with searchable databases and forums for finding people)

Free Overseas and General Online Resources

  • FamilySearch (website of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: registration required on first use).
  • FreeBMD  (FreeBMD is an ongoing project, the aim of which is to transcribe the Civil Registration index of births, marriages and deaths for England and Wales, and to provide free Internet access to the transcribed records. It is a part of the Free UK Genealogy family, which also includes FreeCEN (Census data) and FreeREG (Parish Registers).
  • Trove (a National Library of Australia website offering free public access to a wide range of information, including historical and contemporary materials (e.g. digitised newspapers, maps, images).